MIT Technology Review’s regional ‘Innovators Under 35’ returns
By Digital News Asia July 5, 2016
- Call for nominations from innovators in South-East Asia
- Looking for those with exciting inventions and research
MIT Technology Review has issued the call for nominations for young innovators from or based in South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan for its ‘Innovators Under 35.’
Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has honoured young innovators whose inventions and research it finds most exciting, the publication said in a statement.
The regional list recognises technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35 whose work spans biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, Internet, and transportation.
In all, 30 regional Innovators in Asia have been named since 2014.
The 10 selected innovators for 2017 will present a three-minute elevator pitch at EmTech Asia 2017, gaining access to an audience of over 700 accomplished innovators and investors. They also automatically become finalists for the global 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) list.
For 2016 listee Javier Gomez Fernandez (pic above), assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design, being recognised was special because it raised awareness of the university’s innovation.
“I develop new materials that are inspired by nature and made using the same components as nature,” he said.
“The outreach of TR35 enabled many people to learn about our work. Because of this outreach, several people from industrial and academic environments have approached us looking to collaborate and support our work.
“TR35 is a great opportunity to publicise your work and establish new collaborations,” he added.
Nominations for the 2017 list are now open for submissions at www.emtechasia.com, and closes on Sept 9.
Nominees must be under the age of 35 as of Oct 1 2017. They must be citizens of (or work/ study in) one of the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.
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